THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF…
(John 4:5-26, 2:1-10)
“Men are scum!” is a common thing you
hear these days.
And it is usually from women.
Why do they say this?
How do they come to this conclusion?
It is most probably because they have
gone through some terrible
experiences with men.
Girl meets boy, sparks fly, he ticks the
right boxes, they fall in love, things
She grows to trust him, believe in him,
believe in the relationship, her friends
tell her, “You’re so lucky!”
she is the envy of them all, she hears
them say, “God, when?” and she is
happy she has left the “Spinster’s Club”.
She is just waiting for Prince Charming
Suddenly, things go south.
He stops calling, he stops visiting.
He becomes evasive.
What is going on?
She becomes apprehensive.
A few weeks later, her friend
sends her pictures:
Prince Charming just got married!
She is devastated!
She attempts suicide!
Her friends and family help her get
over the experience.
She comes out of it with one conclusion:
Ironically, some ladies give love a
Some even go as far as giving love
a fifth chance.
But they always end up with broken
It just seems they can never get it
right in that area.
True love is evasive.
So they resort to self-help:
Marriage is not worth it,
better to be a side-chick/mistress
or just have a baby for whoever
and be a single mother.
Joy is one of such women.
Unlike her name suggests,
she never found joy in men.
She had been having heartbreaks
since she was in her early 20s.
She got married to Parry aged 21.
She wanted to marry early, have
her kids and enjoy raising them
with her husband.
Parry was a good man.
She was madly in love with him.
But fate had other plans: they got
divorced 2 years later. Aged 23,
she was already a divorcee!
She moved on.
Married Barry after 2 years.
The marriage also crashed.
She married Garry.
She miscarried, he walked away!
She decided not to marry again:
MEN ARE SCUM!
But aged 32, she met Harry and
changed her mind: There must be
a few good men out there!
The marriage also failed.
She gave it a last chance with Larry.
She somehow KNEW it would not work.
But she got married for the 5th time,
anyway. She was 38.
When the marriage crashed, she was
not really surprised.
She actually used her last marriage
to confirm her hypothesis.
And boy, was it confirmed!
Indeed, men are scum!
She vowed not to get married away.'
She was done.
But she was human, with needs
that require a man.
So, Joy moved in with Christopher…
Now, Chris loved her, Chris wanted
to marry her but Joy was not ready
to walk down that road again.
She believed there must be something
wrong with signing those dotted lines!
Before she gets married, she was always
happy with the men.
But once those lines are signed,
all hell breaks loose!
So Joy and Christopher lived together
as an unmarried couple.
And she was happy! Or so she thought…
5 years later, Joy went to a wedding
in Cana of Galilee.
Her niece was getting married.
When she was told, she laughed!
“Patience is getting married?
Can’t this girl learn from her aunt?
Men are scum! It will end in tears!”
Patience just smiled.
“There’s a Guest I invited to the
wedding, aunt Joy. I want you to
meet him.” Joy sneered,
“Seriously? You now want to match
make me with some guy?
What nerve! Children of nowadays…”
Patience laughed, “No, aunty!
I’m not trying to match make you
with him. I just want you to meet him!”
The wedding went well, but a
problem arose at the reception:
the wine ran out!
The Guest was told about it.
He performed a miracle, turning
ordinary water to wine!
The chairman at the reception
drank a glass and told the groom,
“Usually at these kind of parties,
people bring out the best quality
wines for their guests.
They bring the lower quality wines
later but you did yours the other
This wine you just brought out is
much better than what we drank
Why did you do that?”
Patience’s husband smiled.
“That is how it works with
The Guest, sir.
The Latter is always better than
Joy noticed the wine.
She saw the miracle.
She was amazed!
Who is this guy?
She wanted to meet him, but he had left…
A few days later, she ran into
The Guest! She did not recognize him.
She went to buy some water and
he greeted her. “Hello, ma’am.
could you please give me some water?”
Ah! Is that the new pick up line?
These men and their ways, she thought…
As they talked, he suddenly changed
the subject: “Go call your husband”.
“Husband? I ain’t got one, bro!”
she responded brashly.
“That’s correct! You don’t have one now.
You were married 5 times before-
your ex-husbands are Parry, Barry,
Garry, Harry and Larry.
You’ve been living with Christopher
for 5 years now, but you guys are
not married. At least, not yet!”
“WHAAAT! Who are you?”
I am The CHRIST.
You already have Christopher.
But right now, you need CHRIST.
With me, the Latter rain is always
better than the Former rain.
With me, Men are NOT Scum.
With me, the void in your heart is filled…
Suddenly she recognized him: